If you’re not watching Throttle House, you are missing out on one of the best new YouTube channels to come along in some time. Hosted by James and Thomas, the show regularly showcases vehicle testing and comparisons from a race track in Canada. With production values that remind us of the old Top Gear, as well as the fun chemistry between the two, it has become a must-watch for us, especially when a Corvette is featured!
In their latest video, it’s a three-way drag race between rivals that include the 2020 Corvette Stingray Z51 Coupe, a Porsche 911 Carrera S, and the 2021 Toyota Supra.
From the “tale of the tape”, it looks like the Corvette is a clear favorite, at least on paper. The Stingray’s LT2 V8 offers 495 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque which makes it the most powerful of the three. Plus, we’ve seen what the new mid-engine Corvette can do when drag raced as its mid-engine configuration and quick gearing have led some to call it the “dig king” for its ability to take down more powerful cars in a quarter-mile sprint.
The Porsche 992 911 Carerra S is a rear-engine competitor offering 443-hp and 390 lb-ft of torque out of a twin-turbo 3.0-liter flat-six. The Carrera S is also the most expensive of the three cars coming in with an MSRP of $115,100.
The 2021 Toyota Supra has received a power increase after being out for a year, but it’s still the least-powerful of the three with its 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six making 382 hp and 368 lb-ft or torque. Unfortunately for Supra fans, the BMW-powered sports car doesn’t stand a chance with the Corvette and Porsche.
James and Thomas, along with a special guest driving the Supra, first race each other from a dig with the Porsche really taking it to new Corvette in a manner that few other vehicles have been able to do. The three-way race is then rerun again but this time with cars doing a rolling start and the results are nearly identical. Finally, as this is the Porsche’s first time on the Throttle House test track, Thomas runs three laps in the car on the road course to record the official lap time for the channel. How does that time compare to the C8 Corvette? Check it out below:
Thomas and James put some of the most exciting new cars head to head. The C8 is a proven entity on our drag strip, but how does it compare to its more expensive rival, the Carrera S? Also along is the new and updated 2021 Toyota Supra, which packs the least punch of the three, but might just be light enough to hang in there. Thomas also does a hot lap in the 911. As for the Toyota Supra, hot laps will be featuring in a special video coming later. Who will take the win, and by how much? Things don’t always go as predicted.
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